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Rodney Graham
Torqued Chandelier Release and Other Works

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 8 to 10 pm

Rodney Graham: Torqued Chandelier Release and Other Works is part of a trio of exhibitions to be held from May to November in Vancouver, including Rodney Graham: Collected Works (May 31-October 4, 2014) at Rennie Collection and Rodney Graham: Artist in Artist’s Bar (Prop Paintings and Other Paintings) (September 17-November 16, 2014) at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The exhibition is a collaboration with Rennie Collection, Vancouver, with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. We are grateful for the support of our Belkin Curator’s Forum members.

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Christos Dikeakos
Sites and Place Names

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

Christos Dikeakos is a senior Vancouver photographer whose work since the late 1960s has addressed the urban environment, specifically Vancouver’s, and our understanding of history. The works on display are in the University Art Collection at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and are from Sites and Place Names: Vancouver, an ongoing series he produced between 1991 and 1994 that evolved during research into various neighbourhoods of Vancouver. This presentation is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. Koerner Library at the University of British Columbia, and is made possible with the generous support of the Audain Foundation. Art in the Library offers new perspectives on contemporary art by presenting art that questions our current perceptions about the world around us.

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SUPERMOON
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2014

Fabiola Carranza, Todd Evanger, Marie Horstead, Guadalupe Martinez, Kate Moss, Setareh Yasan

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2014 graduates of The University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program, Fabiola Carranza, Todd Evanger, Marie Horstead, Guadalupe Martinez, Kate Moss and Setareh Yasan.

The exhibition is presented with support from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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M.F.A. Studios
6363 Stores Road

Fabiola Carranza, Todd Evanger, Marie Horstead, Guadalupe Martinez, Kate Moss, Setareh Yasan

Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall, UBC

As a complement to the exhibition SUPERMOON: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition at the Belkin Art Gallery, the MFA students curated M.F.A. Studios, 6363 Stores Road about their studios, influences and research. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. Koerner Library at The University of British Columbia, and is made possible with the generous support of the Audain Foundation. Art in the Library offers new perspectives on contemporary art by presenting art that questions our current perceptions about the world around us.

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The Spaces Between
Contemporary Art from Havana

CONCERT: Friday, March 14, 2 pm with UBC Contemporary Players

The Spaces Between explores contemporary Havana from artistic, cultural, sociological, and anthropological perspectives within a new social and economic reality that has made itself evident in Cuba over the past decade. The exhibition will feature works by Juan Carlos Alom, Javier Castro, Sandra Ceballos Obaya, Celia-Yunior, Ricardo G. Elías, Luis Gárciga Romay, Luis Gómez Armenteros, Jesús Hdez-Güero, Ernesto Leal, Glenda León, Eduardo Ponjuán González, Grethell Rasúa, Lázaro Saavedra González and Jorge Wellesley. The Spaces Between is curated by Antonio Eligio (Tonel) and Keith Wallace and co-produced by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, and Bildmuseet, Umeå University, with support from The Canada Council for the Arts. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Belkin Curator’s Forum members.

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Witnesses
Art and Canada's Indian Residential Schools

Witnesses presents artists who have produced work arising from the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and coincides with, but is independent from, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event that will take place in Vancouver from September 18 to 21, 2013. The exhibition features artists from British Columbia and across Canada, and will be cross-generational to include those who directly experienced Indian Residential Schools as well as those who are witnesses to its residual impact. This project is made possible with the generous support of the Audain Foundation, the Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, the British Columbia Arts Council and our Belkin Curator’s Forum members. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UBC Hampton Fund.

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Cathy Busby in Koerner Library
Witnesses: Art and Canada's Indian Residential Schools

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

As part of the exhibition Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, Cathy Busby’s WE ARE SORRY 2013 is on view at the UBC Walter C. Koerner Library. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. Koerner Library at The University of British Columbia, and is made possible with the generous support of the Audain Foundation. Art in the Library offers new perspectives on contemporary art by presenting art that questions our current perceptions about the world around us.

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Special Collection
Acquisitions and Archives

The exhibition Special Collection: Acquisitions and Archives on view from June 14 through August 18, 2013 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery features works from the permanent collection and archive that highlight some of the collecting streams that have evolved since the Belkin began to actively collect in 1995 following the transference of the University Art Collection to the Gallery. Now the third largest public collection of visual art in British Columbia, these streams offer a series of potential narratives—thematic, historical or even technical—that serve to tell the story of contemporary art in this part of the world. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. We gratefully acknowledge the Canada Council Acquisitions Assistance program, the Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, our Belkin Curator’s Forum members and the individuals who donate works of art to our collection.

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Kevin Schmidt in Koerner Library
Special Collection: Acquisitions and Archives

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

As part of the exhibition Special Collection: Acquisitions and Archives, Kevin Schmidt’s 2006 Face Lake, Johnson Lake and Little Blue Lake are on view at the UBC Walter C. Koerner Library. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. Koerner Library at The University of British Columbia, and is made possible with the generous support of the Audain Foundation. Art in the Library offers new perspectives on contemporary art by presenting art that questions our current perceptions about the world around us.

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As Seen Here
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2013

Carlos Colín, Kate Henderson, Chris Howison, Erin Siddall, Tristan Sober-Blodgett, Stephen Wichuk

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present As Seen Here, an exhibition of work by the 2013 graduates of The University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Carlos Colín, Kate Henderson, Chris Howison, Erin Siddall, Tristan Sober-Blodgett, Stephen Wichuk.

The exhibition is presented with support from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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Esther Shalev-Gerz

Esther Shalev-Gerz brings together key works by the Paris-based artist in the first solo exhibition of her work to be organized in Canada. The exhibition presents video, photography and text-based work that is emblematic of Shalev-Gerz’s ongoing consideration of portraiture’s possibilities within contemporary discourses and the politics of representation. First shown at the Kamloops Art Gallery in the spring of 2012, the exhibition will be presented with additional work by Shalev-Gerz at the Belkin Art Gallery. Esther Shalev-Gerz is co-curated by Charo Neville and Annette Hurtig and organized by Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Esther Shalev-Gerz
The Open Page

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

This exhibition is presented as part of a larger exhibition, Esther Shalev-Gerz at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. The life-size photographs in The Open Page are of rare books that can be seen in UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections, among them a Victorian pictorial history of Palestine and the Holy Land, and the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The publications depict the imaginations and desires of European writers and travelers.

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State of Mind
New California Art Circa 1970

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 investigates Conceptual art and related avant-garde activities on the West Coast from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The exhibition features approximately 150 works by 60 artists, ranging from those who became major international figures—Ant Farm, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Lynn Hershman, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha—to lesser-known artists who nonetheless made important contributions and merit renewed attention. State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 is an exhibition curated by Constance Lewallen and Karen Moss and co-organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The tour is organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.

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Hail to the Destroyers
Ali Ahadi, Nelly Cesar, Kevin Day, Yan Luo, Nathan McNinch, Lux Petrova

UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2012

Hail to the Destroyers is an exhibition of work by Ali Ahadi, Nelly Cesar, Kevin Day, Yan Luo, Nathan McNinch, Lux Petrova, the 2012 graduates of The University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program. These six emerging artists explore various themes intersecting the performative persona of the artist, the body in the digital age, aesthetics and violence, and art making that is playfully cynical.

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Fluxus

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Fluxus (1962-2012), artists Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov have selected material from the Permanent Collection and the Morris/Trasov Archive at the Belkin Art Gallery Fluxus for exhibition at the Koerner Library. Fluxus, which in Latin means “to flow,” was an international art movement born from the experimental composition classes taught by avant-garde musician John Cage from 1956 to 1961 at the New York School for Social Research. This global movement began in September 1962 with the first Fluxus Festival held in Wiesbaden, Germany where visual and audio artists, musicians, performers, composers, designers and architects came together to create works that were unpredictable and ephemeral representations of everyday life.

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